Grief Tourism

Travel to areas affected by natural disasters, places where people were murdered, etc.

Archive for April, 2007

Difficult definition: what is thanatourism?

1st April 2007

Thanatourism is a difficult word to define because it is rarely used. So when we do use it, what exactly do we mean? The most accepted scholar is probably A.V. Seaton. In his 1996 article, From Thanatopsis to Thanatourism: Guided by the Dark, Seaton argues that thanatourism is dependent on the traveller’s frame of mind. […]

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